Sunday, October 10, 2010

#236 - Essential

The prompt this week comes from the book, Walking on Alligators by Susan Shaughnessy. In it she quotes Voltaire: "The secret of being tiresome is to tell everything."

In writing and in life, the secret is sometimes in what you leave out. 

"Start now to separate out what is essential for what you will write today. What you set aside is not lost. It remains, a part of your growing capital of ideas." - Susan Shaughnessy

Tell us what is essential for you today - but only tell us the essential bits.


Blogger LeiffyV said...

Ah, the essentials! What a great way to really go over the mental checklist and really see what that is. Great prompt!

8:20 AM  
Blogger JP/deb said...

I love both these quotes - thank you!!

8:53 AM  
Blogger whisperstream said...

The Essential I just posted is a COMPLETE work of fiction. Absolutely NO frame of reference for it. None. Really.

9:45 AM  
Blogger flaubert said...

I decided to do a poem in both English and Spanish!

10:31 AM  
Blogger Lilibeth said...

I just went through a summer's worth of pictures and picked a few to represent what is life itself to me.

3:02 PM  
OpenID roswellgray said...

I think what's essential really varies with the situation

6:44 PM  
Blogger Russ/rfduck said...

I'm up.

7:12 PM  
Blogger david said...

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10:34 PM  
Blogger david said...

I did a poem
Click on the list above

10:42 PM  
Blogger Tracey said...

"Me" time is essential :-)

7:40 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

A little late but posted.

10:58 AM  
OpenID sharplittlepencil said...

OK, will start now. Hmmm... manic-depressives sometimes have a hard time with the "wheat vs. chaff" debate, so it may take time, LOL. Amy

1:56 PM  
Blogger Bramble said...

Posted on what is "essential" for my survival...my safe harbor.

2:31 PM  
Blogger Reflections said...

Posted here today... but may have attached it in the wrong space... last weeks? Sorry

3:27 PM  
Blogger Dee Martin said...

finding beauty in this world - that is my essential. Family, friends. nature, God - all are a part of that.

7:29 PM  
Blogger linda may said...

Sorry Guys I still can't work out why it won't take me to the latest post instead of an old one. Oh I am not winning.

4:08 AM  
Blogger Sandra.if said...

life ...essential

9:49 AM  
Blogger Dangerous With a Pen said...

This word made me sad. So that's what I wrote...

5:14 PM  
Blogger Dangerous With a Pen said...

Oh my gosh, I misspelled my own name in the link... wow, it has been a looooong day! :)

5:19 PM  
Blogger Courtney said...

New to your blog. Very excited to join!

7:56 PM  
Blogger Jeanie said...

Thanks Courtney for sharing this....looks like a great blog!!

8:25 PM  
Blogger umapoems said...

I have linked in a poem essential for a person...an opportunity!

2:44 AM  
OpenID sharplittlepencil said...

Here is the link - I'm posting multiples today! Thanks, Amy


12:02 PM  

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